The Arboretum

Arboretum Landing Page

Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum is one of the true gems of the Greater Cincinnati region. The 733-acre garden serves as an incredibly beautiful horticultural educational facility for the Cincinnati community and for the region as a whole. Its heritage is tied to a strong, continuing tradition of horticulturists embedded in Spring Grove’s leadership.

Spring Grove's Arboretum is proud to be a Level III Accredited site, as awarded by the Morton Arboretum Register. The Morton Arboretum ( has established the Morton Register of Arboreta and a basic system of accreditation to recognize arboreta of various degrees of development, capacity, and professionalism. Spring Grove is only one of two historic cemeteries to achieve the enhanced Level III designation for arboretum standards.

The mission of Spring Grove's Arboretum is to collect and display woody plants to enhance the educational, outreach, and research opportunities for its visitors. The Arboretum continues to focus on plant selections and their use in managed urban landscapes throughout the Midwest. In addition to managing and expanding existing selections, another goal of the Arboretum is to establish new collections of Midwest natives and nonindigenous species, and ultimately, to develop gardens that express and promote the vital relationship that exists between plants and people.

The Arboretum is dedicated to the protection and stewardship of Spring Grove Cemetery’s heritage and to promoting environmental sustainability while increasing the beauty of the garden.

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Mary Nordlund, 76
Born: Wednesday, July 24, 1940
Died: Friday, October 21, 2016

Mary Lou Morgan, 76
Born: Monday, October 23, 1939
Died: Sunday, October 16, 2016

Jacqueline R. Anderson, 69
Born: Saturday, March 29, 1947
Died: Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Bishop Emerson S. Colaw, 94
Born: Sunday, November 13, 1921
Died: Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Ruth M. Junker, 91
Born: Sunday, November 16, 1924
Died: Monday, October 10, 2016

Upcoming Events

Oct 25Grief to Peace / Tri County
Oct 30Public Tram Tour October
Oct 30Public Tram Tour Oct
Nov 10 - Nov 10Planting for Diversity
Nov 15Grief to Peace / Spring Grove
Nov 22Grief to Peace / Tri County
Dec 01 - Dec 01Holiday Remembrance Service / Tri-County
Dec 01 - Dec 01Holiday Remembrance Service / Spring Grove
Dec 20Grief to Peace / Spring Grove
Dec 27Grief to Peace / Tri County